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The Iconoclast

Sunday, 18 May 2008
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There that caught your attention! (I hope)We could have Rod Stewart and Do Yah Think I'm Sexy? or Disco Tex and his Sex-o-lettes. But as my Mum could never pronounce Tyrannosaurus Rex and always called them "that blooming sex mob", and neither could half the Radio 1 DJs either, which is why ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2008 9:48 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 18 May 2008
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I like Kipling and have kippled many times, but I've never tried skipping sex. Doesn't the rope get in the way? Since we may no longer mention the s-word, we must find a euphemism to cover our embarrassment and a double entendre to fall back on. And there are plenty. We have rumpy pumpy, hide the sausage, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2008 9:44 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 18 May 2008
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http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=44a_1207174085 ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2008 7:55 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 18 May 2008
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Robert Kaplan has a very interesting review of Andrew Bostom's book, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism in The American Thinker: Were Jews living in Islamic societies victims of antisemitism? If so, to what extent? How did conditions for Jews in the Moslem East compare with those in Christian Europe? ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2008 7:44 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 18 May 2008
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Answer the following questions, observing Hugh's latest decree: What, according to Philip Larkin, began in 1963? If four people make a quartet, what do six people make? What is the name of a church officer charged with the maintenance of the church buildings and/or the surrounding ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2008 7:42 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 18 May 2008
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Posted on 05/18/2008 7:26 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 18 May 2008
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Everything about Bush’s trip to Riyadh, the one in which he apparently begged the Saudis to please, please, please raise their oil  production, should fill the American observer with  astonishment, chagrin, and shame. Everything about it bespeaks ignorance by Bush and those who prepare ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2008 7:21 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 18 May 2008
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"Sex as an institution, sex as a general notion, sex  as  a problem,  sex as a platitude-- all this is something I find too tedious for words. Let us skip sex." Vladimir Nabokov, in his 1964 interview with Alvin Toffler And that goes as well for any topic -- for example these ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2008 7:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 18 May 2008
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Sheila Musaji, writing in The American Muslim, maintains that "terrorism is not Jihad". She is right that the terms are not identical. Terrorism is not the only, or even the most effective, weapon of Jihad, and of course, Jihadists are not the only terrorists. But Ms Musaji doesn't say anything ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2008 7:01 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 18 May 2008
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...or wife and wife? Call me old fashioned, but this sounds wrong. While I wholeheartedly support civil partnerships for homosexuals, I am against gay marriage. Reader John, among others, believes they are the same in all but name: In the UK, Civil Partnerships are indistinguishible from marriage ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2008 5:49 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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The battle is just beginning in California over same-sex marriage. Helpfully, Mary suggested a compromise based on British law, but I don't think the L.G.B.T. activist groups are willing to compromise on an issue framed as a matter of unfair discrimination quite yet. Personally, I think a compromise ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 6:47 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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From the series "Likvidatsiya" (Liquidation): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxwdBiCVFVc&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 5:27 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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Like Abdul Rahman who had to be judged insane and then spirited out of Afghanistan to avoid the death penalty for converting to Christianity, this student journalist is likewise facing death for "insulting Islam" in the new improved Afghanistan we are fighting to preserve and he ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 1:24 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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Baltimore Sun: Dr. Louis J. Cantori, a Middle Eastern scholar, author and former professor of political science who taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for more than three decades, died of heart failure Monday at his Hunting Ridge home. He was 73.Dr. Cantori was born and raised in ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 12:56 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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From The Local, German edition Police in Germany, France and the Netherlands arrested 10 people on Friday suspected of providing funding to Islamic extremists in Uzbekistan, officials said. The 10 men arrested after a yearlong investigation are suspected of belonging to a network involved in funding ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 12:46 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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There were no further goals so Portsmouth won the cup this year. The last time they won the cup was in 1939. There was no more professional football and thus no FA Cup competition for the next 7 years. This is how the City kept the cup safe for those 7 years. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 11:49 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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Portsmouth are leading nil 1 at half time, Kanu having scored in the 37th minute. The teams are fairly evenly matched at the moment, in my opinion. As well as the football Kathryn Jenkins and Lesley Garrett sang Abide With Me as a duet and Land of My Fathers and God Save the Queen individually beautifully. And ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 9:49 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n21t89Zxjk ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 9:16 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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I have some sympathy with commenter John who writes in response to Rebecca’s post:   I pay my taxes, as you do, and I demand the same right of regulation as you and all your heterosexual companions already expect and have - if you will not grant that then stop taxing us.     And ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 9:12 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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Het Grote Ongedaan Maken Als Nederland de koranfilm van Geert Wilders verbiedt dan zal dit verbod één van de meest significante acties zijn in de lange geschiedenis van vrije meningsuiting. Het zal een actie zijn voor Het Grote Ongedaan Maken van het belangrijkste politieke recht dat, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 8:46 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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Mosquée de Draguignan : un Maire exemplaire, à féliciter chaudement. Par zebulon9 le 16 mai 2008 Max PISELLI maire de Draguignan refuse de se laisser intimider par l’association culturelle musulmane de la Dracénie qui utilise des moyens peu élégants ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 8:43 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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Things are going to be very quiet round here for the next 3 hours. The FA Cup Final kicks off in about 15 minutes at Wembley. Cardiff City v Portsmouth. Two teams with an interesting history but these days from the lower divisions. Which is the joy of the FA Cup being a straight knock out competition, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 8:41 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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This comes from Islam in Europe (hat tip: Brussels Journal) Oslo police recently released its 2007 Rape Report. The report shows a marked increase in Somali rapists, generally on account of gang rapes... At least ten women were attacked and molested by a gang of Somali men at Sofienberg park in ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 7:36 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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Raphael Israeli has a glowing review of Andrew Bostom's new book, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism (also reviewed by Bill Warner here) in the Jerusalem Post: Following the recent publication of his massive compendium The Legacy of Jihad - a breakthrough inasmuch as the enormous task of assembling ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 7:14 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 17 May 2008
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William McGonagall's poems have plodded across these pages before, as has his play Jack o’ the Cudgel (or The Hero of a Hundred Fights): Set in the court of Edward III, it tells the story of Jack, a “noble Saxon” who rises from pauper to royal knight and vanquishes his enemies by ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2008 7:08 AM by Mary Jackson
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